Comparative Law

Details

Course Code:
LAW 5002
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 311) The big question in comparative law today – and one that is of key importance to anyone interested in international law – is whether we are currently witnessing a convergence of national legal systems. This course examines this question, as well as the related problem of American exceptionalism, by exploring key aspects of contemporary Western European legal systems. We will study a range of legal institutions and practices, including such topics as legal education, the role of judges and judging, constitutional courts and judicial review, criminal procedure and punishment, and the rise and regulation of consumer culture. In contrast to the traditional comparative law course, we will also devote substantial time to such pressing public-law questions as racial equality and affirmative action, gender equality and sexual harassment, and church-state relations. In lieu of the final exam, students may opt to write four response papers to the assigned readings (each 5 to 7 double-spaced pages long). After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Class participation; and exam or response papers.

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Comparative Law LAW 5002 Section 01 Class #1068

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 20
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Exam:
    • Details to come
  • Mon Wed

Comparative Law LAW 5002 Section 02 Class #1069

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

  • Mon Wed

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Winter

Comparative Law LAW 5002 Section 01 Class #31223

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 20
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Exam:
    • One Day Take Home
    • Self Scheduled
  • Room: Library
  • @

Comparative Law LAW 5002 Section 02 Class #31224

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Winter

Comparative Law LAW 311 Section 01 Class #1056

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 20
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: One-Day Take-Home Exam. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Comparative Law LAW 311 Section 02 Class #25529

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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